These high-quality, hand-finished synthetic bassoon reeds are recommended for students, beginners and outdoor/recreational players. They are made in the medium strength, which is suitable for most players.
Each reed is hand-finished by Brian Charles and is made of FibreReed – a synthetic material designed for correct vibration and sound.
These reeds are easy playing, dependable, and since they are not made of wood – splitting is not an issue. Each reed is separately packed in a clear, hard plastic shell case, marked for easy identification and suitable for long term storage.
- No warm up!
- These reeds are ready to play as soon as you pick them up!
- They respond to warm water by loosening up a bit
- Soaking is not necessary
Many players use these as backups for that unexpected moment when your wood reed splits before a concert, or when you are playing in a windy outdoor concert, and you don’t want to stress out your good wooden reeds. Many players keep a few in their reed cases as a form of “reed insurance”.
Here’s what a teacher/performer wrote to us recently:
“It looked exactly like what we usually call a “plastic” reed….so for 0.00001 second, I was disappointed. But you are a man of good business practice with great educational background. So without delay, I tried it IMMEDIATELY. (literally, I almost burned my dinner!) This thing IS different! Here are the things I always longed for a “plastic reeds” and this reed does have. 1) Proper tip opening to give it darker tone. 2) Not jumpy response 3) Not going flat on higher range. Love it! I can recommend to my students!” – Michinobu ”Mitch” Iimori
Colors of the wrapping will vary. Each reed is hand-inspected, test-blown, and sanitized.
- Overall length: 55.2mm
- From first wire to butt: 28.8mm
- Tip width: 14.3mm
- At collar: 9.2mm
- At first wire: 9.0mm
- At second wire: 8.2mm
Thread color may vary.